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up to half a foot of relentless rain, heavy wind gusts blowing at up to 100 miles per hour. and snow could be on the way. sam is tracking the latest. breaking now. lindsay lohan arrested this morning after a fight at a new york city nightclub. charged with punching a woman during an argument that got out of control. lohan in custody right now. ♪ wild thing part-human, part-primate. is bigfoot real after all? the scientist who proclaims the new dna analysis reveals six-foot to ten-foot sasquatch is related to us and definitely real. is this monster mystery finally solved? where all of your champagne wishes and caviar dreams come true. >> not george or robin. that's robin leach. he knows something about how to
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spend all those millions if you are one of the lucky lottery winners. if you know, you probably know it already. if not, share it with us. there's tallahassee, florida. that's where the winning numbers were drawn. and here they are. 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and powerball 6. >> so close. >> oh, my gosh. >> good morning, america. as you all know, robin is at home recovering. welcome back to amy robach. >> i had one with 6 as the powerball. but that's it. >> that's not bad. >> i mean, i got up this morning, i really did. i was so mad. it is the richest powerball jackpot ever. a record $587.5 million jackpot. those winning tickets were bought in arizona and missouri. each winner gets $192 million payout. >> whoo! at their peak, lottery tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute, coast to coast. >> wow. >> a lot of losers. let's get right to ground zero, arizona, the home of at least one winner. and abc's david wright is on the scene in phoenix.
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good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. from outside arizona lottery headquarters, where, just a few hours from now, they're going to hold a press conference. not clear, yet, if they're going to be handing out that massive check just yet. you know, some states do give you the option of collecting your winnings anonymously. not arizona. here, even if you don't do the press conference, they do publish your name and your hometown. but that is the price you pay for all that money. >> take a look at tonight's numbers. first five -- 5, 23, 16, 22, 29. the powerball number, 6. >> reporter: six numbers that will change lives for at least two people, maybe more. $587 million worth of change. or if the two winning ticketholders take the cash option, they take home a cool $192 million. here in arizona, ticket sales spiked 500% because of an influx
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of players from california and arizona, states that don't sell powerball tickets. anybody come over from san diego? >> yes, they came from san diego, l.a. >> reporter: optimistic americans with a dollar and a dream went on a powerball binge. >> i'm the winner. >> reporter: at one point, 130,000 tickets were being sold every minute. >> everybody thinks they're the lucky ones. >> reporter: the jackpot rolled over 16 times without a winner. that's why it got so huge. amazingly, this is not the biggest u.s. lottery prize ever. in march of this year, three tickets shared a megamillions jackpot of $656 million. last night, nearly 9 million ticketholders won smaller consolation prizes. if you matched 5 out of 6 winning numbers, you'll take home prizes totalling more than $130 million. and for the rest of us, there's jimmy kimmel's advice. >> the lottery is an opportunity for your dream to come true, especially if your dream is to lose a dollar. >> reporter: lottery officials are saying that when the numbers drawn are low number, in this
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case, all of them under 30, those are the ones that people tend to play, because they coin side with birthdays, anniversaries, things like that. and they increase the chances of more than one winner. amy? >> but not likely enough for us. all right, david, thanks so much. we want to head to st. louis, missouri, home to the second winning ticket in this huge powerball jackpot. abc's alex perez is there live. alex, good morning. >> reporter: well, amy, good morning. this gas station like so many others was bustling with people buying sixties. the winning ticket was sold in the kansas city, missouri, area. officials are expected to say where it was sold exactly later today. retailers anxious to find out where the ticket was sold. the business owner that sold that ticket gets $50,000. this is the 27th winning powerball jackpot ticket in this state. missouri ranks second in powerball winners to indiana. indiana has 38 jackpot winners.
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arizona has just 11 jackpot winners. who is the person that will step forward and claim the ticket? still unclear. when they do, mo will reveal the name and the town they live in. even though they may not want to publicly come forward, we'll know that information about them. we're hoping to learn some of those details a little bit later today. the excitement is growing here in missouri, because there is a powerball jackpot winner here. george? >> that will be a fun moment. thanks, alex. now, let's go to the chair of powerball's board of directors, norm lingle. thanks for joining us this morning. we're going to learn the winners in missouri and arizona later today. we've already said they can get $192 million something each if they take the lump sum. but they have the option of having it spread out over time. >> that is correct. the winners will have the option to choose the cash option or the
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annuity option. and by and large, most folks choose the cash option. >> that seems to make the most sense. does the lottery give advice to the winners on how to deal with their money? >> certainly. i think that's standard for every lottery to recommend to their winners, in a situation like this, to create a financial team or a team of advisers, to give them that solid advice because this is an exciting time, as well as a life-changing time for these winning tickets. >> seems like we're starting to see more and more of these supersized jackpots. you all actually took steps to boost the size of the jackpots earlier this year. seems to be working. >> you're exactly right. we did take steps, beginning back in january. and i think it was evident this week, that high jackpots create a frenzy and the chatter amongst everybody.
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and drives the sales for these to even higher levels. and so, the steps we took in january certainly are paying off right now. >> they are. and two people will get a big payoff today. norm lingle, thanks very much. amy? now, to the wild and really wet storms drenching the west. so much rain, sam has been tracking all of the latest on this series of storms, sam? >> yesterday was rough enough from the bay area up the west coast. now, there's two more storm systems coming in. take a look at the trees down in the bay area. pictures out of marin county. we'll show you. lots of rain. one to three inches in the bay area. plenty of flooding there. the next system could bring six inches of additional rain. then by the weekend, the third system, two to four more inches of rain. let me show you what this looks like on the big 3-d view. look at the upper-level low here. and look at some of the little lows that are spiraling around it. those are smaller storm systems around the giant one. each one of those pushing wind and rain in along the coastline. we think there will be an additional area in that zone, from northern california,
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probably to the oregon coast, where there's -- call it four, six inches of rain possible there with storm number two. and in the yellow area, six to eight inches of rain is possible. this will be the wettest time period with additional rain coming by the time we get to the end of the weekend. trees down. power lines down. road flooding. yep in the north coast. we'll get all of america's weather in a few minutes. >> boy, is that the sloppy. thanks, sam. we have a new development in the david petraeus controversy that cost the cia director his job. for the first time, we're hearing from the general himself about his affair with paula broadwell, in a letter to a friend and fellow general, he admits he, quote, screwed up royally. and abc's martha raddatz has the details from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. petraeus has talked largely through surrogates in the past few weeks. but now, he is communicating directly to friends. telling them his family will survive this. for the first time since he resigned as director of the cia, we're hearing from a seemingly candid general david petraeus, writing in a personal letter to
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one of his former mentors. >> he said, dear jim. i can't thank you enough for your note, kind words, and support. i can't tell you how much it all meant. i screwed up royally. i paid the price, appropriately. >> reporter: long-retired brigadier general james shelton, says he's been friends with petraeus for more than three decades and reached out to him after he resigned. last week, he says petraeus wrote this note back. >> team petraeus will survive. though i have obviously created enormous difficulty for us. >> reporter: in the letter, petraeus writes that his wife, holly, is, quote, once again demonstrating how incredibly fortunate i was to marry her. shelton says he was shocked when he learned about the former four-star general's affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. >> i didn't think he was expecting to happen what happened. >> reporter: shelton said he never met broadwell. but talked to her on the phone
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as she worked on her book. even thanked in the book's acknowledgments as being wonderfully helpful. he said he found broadwell engaging. >> i don't think she wove a web around dave and dragged him in. i don't think that at all. i think it was mutual. >> reporter: shelton tells abc news while he was disappointed, he thinks petraeus made a one-time mistake. >> and that's how i believe dave petraeus was that kind of guy. that he wasn't looking for it. it happened. >> reporter: neither paula broadwell nor petraeus had any comment when we tried to reach them overnight. but, george, there are many here in washington who now wonder if this letter is the beginning of a carefully choreographed campaign by petraeus to rehabilitate his image. >> that would make some sense. martha, thanks very much. let's go to josh and the other top stories. a lot of action in washington on the fiscal cliff talk. >> we're going to begin there. signs, perhaps, of a potential
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compromise there to avoid the so called fiscal cliff that would raise taxes on a typical american family by some $2,200. republican congressman tom cole, of oklahoma, is urging republicans to accept president obama's deal and allow the bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy to expire for now. so tax cuts for the middle class can stay in effect. but house speaker john boehner remains opposed, saying a tax hike on the wealthy will hurt the economy. today, president obama is hosting mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. after the election, the president promised to reach out to romney for his ideas. and overseas, the u.s. could be getting more involved in the civil war in syria. "the new york times" is reporting the obama administration is considering options, including arming the rebel fighters there who have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. and more trouble for
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president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins says she will not back rice for the job, until more questions on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya are answered. collins said if president obama nominates senator john kerry instead, he would have no trouble winning confirmation. and breaking news out of new york. lindsay lohan has been arrested again, after a fight at a nightclub here in the city early this morning. she is facing assault charges for allegedly punching a woman in the face. police are not saying how long they intend to keep her in custody. lohan was banned from the club, in fact, earlier this year. police say the woman lohan hit was not arrested. and zig ziglar, the motivational speaker/author, who inspired millions for decades, has died. his first quote, "see you at the
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top" in the '70s. and followed with dozens of books on how to stay positive. he wrote, failure is a detour, not a dead-end street, end quote. zig ziglar was 86 years old. and finally, take a look at this dazzling new york skyline, shining even brighter overnight. a rainbow made of lasers, serving as tribute to the victims of hurricane sandy. the seven colors beaming from manhattan, all the way to hard-hit queens. >> it's beautiful. >> created by the same artist behind the laser light show at the london olympics. she says she wanted to offer a sense of peace and security, for those still struggling after the storm. it's good to remember, there's still so many struggling. >> they are not forgotten. we're going to turn to warren jeffs, the polygamous sect leader in prison for his marriages to two underaged girls. officials in texas are now taking steps to seize the huge texas ranch where they say he committed the crimes. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: it was a once-gleaming symbol of a bizarre hidden world. a texas compound where
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authorities say warren jeffs could make polygamy the law of the land. this morning, authorities want that land. the 1,600 acres that make up the yearning for zion ranch. in a 91-page court filing, officials say jeffs designed the compound for the purpose of facilitating and perpetrating criminal offenses, including bigamy and sexual assault. elisa wall is a former child bride from the ranch. and says its end is long overdue. >> i believe it's one more step for showing the leaders of the flds and showing that the government is not going to stop. >> reporter: authorities say jeffs, who has since been convicted of assaulting his young brides, used the temple and features he personally designed. there is a table, but it will be made so it can be a table or it can be a bed. it will be covered with a sheet. but it will have a plastic cover, to protect the mattress from what will happen on it. we had rare access to the
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compound following a police raid in 2008. do 14-year-old, 15-year-old, 16-year-old girls get married here? >> we are talking about our children. >> reporter: this morning, most of the compound's residents have already left. no word what will become of this place -- a rural chunk of land haunted by its past. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> thanks, neal. we're going to switch gears now. try to clear up an ancient mystery. with help of a prominent veterinarian who says she can prove that bigfoot exists and he's related to all of us. nick watt tracked her down. >> reporter: he's elusive. almost human. a cornerstone of our mythology. and now, someone is saying "harry and the hendersons" could actually be like a documentary. >> yahoo! >> reporter: to someone with a scientific background, a vet, who says bigfoot is real and
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actually related to us humans. >> i was a skeptic. i did not believe these things existed at all, prior to this study. >> reporter: she's talking analysis of sasquatch fur. after a five-year study, over 100 dna samples, dr. melba ketchum believes the species developed 15,000 years ago. a hybrid cross between homo sapiens and a primate. >> people have never found another level of people contemporary to us. i mean, they live right under our noses and we were never able to get proof of this until now. >> reporter: there have been numeral sightings. some lovers speaking to conan o'brien. >> see, i know they exist. >> you know he exists? >> they. >> there's more than one bigfoot? >> they're a species. like a primate. >> reporter: we imagine the grainy footage. and is sasquatch more real than santa claus? he even has his own man planet
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series. >> these are not just animals. these are a type of people. they don't want to be seen. they don't want to be found. >> reporter: maybe it's too weird. but even the possibility, oh, my goodness. i want to believe. can you imagine if bigfoot is actually real? for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, new york. >> well, you never know. it's too bad rob lowe, when he was here being guest host. too bad he's not here. he's very excited about the bigfoot news. he tweeted, i have literally never been more excited reading the latest news than bigfoot may be real. and look at the hashtag. #notanapesuit. >> that would make my year. that would totally make my year. >> yeah. i believe. >> that would be great. >> rob, come back and talk about it. now, we'll get some weather from sam. >> we're going to start with half the nation, on the cold side. half the nation on the warm side. and then, let me just give you this. by the time we get to monday, new york city and d.c., will be 60 degrees. whatever we're talking about now, just wait for that. here's what we've got this morning. 34 in washington. 27 in new york. 27 in chicago. 27 in nashville. these numbers are cold to start.
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but by the afternoon, you can get kind of back to the normal temperatures, where you should be for this time of the year. look what's waiting to the west. and these numbers in some cases are 20 degrees warmer than normal. take a look at denver, billings, both of those much warmer than they should be at this time of the year. when you look at 50s and 60s in the zone, you know you have warm air here. phoenix is about 76 degrees. and later, that air all starts to push towards the east. look at the big board. here's where the cold blast is. around the great lakes. orlando sitting beautifully around 76 degrees. good morning to the fog along the california coastline, what you would expect for this time of the year. and continue to watch the storm from the bay area. this is the second of three, the bay area all the way up the northwest coast.
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more weather in the next half hour. but my morning starts to get better right now, with josh, amy, george, and lara. >> sam. >> sam. >> sam, thank you. coming up, we're going to have the latest from that dramatic murder trial of the
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good morning i'm eric thomas. palo alto police continue to search for an intruder who broke into a woman's apartment while she slept before 2:30 this morning on hawthorne and high street. the young woman screamed after she woke up, he ran, she was not hurt. officers searched the area before us is spending it until sunrise. >> sue hall is following the morning commute. bay bridge toll, metering lights on, compute lanes carpool lanes getting by fine traffic backed towards the macarthur maze sluggish out of san rafaels lincoln and central san rafael, problem spot northbound 880 continues to be fruitvale stalled big rig blocking lane three, use
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580 or the san mateo bridge to get around. meteorologist lisa argen
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good morning looking out towards mount diablo hazy, clouds, doppler around live more, dublin into the south bay light showers alum rock that will be the case throughout the day mild temperatures breezy winds, next system focuses on the
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north but it all sags south throughout the later afternoon and evening hours for
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♪ the world better prepare see that? see the whole thing. a gorgeous rolls-royce. ghost. it's worth $300,000. let's pull out the special feature right there. we have a producer down on the scene. got an umbrella? thank you, brandon. >> that's nice. >> check that out.
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it comes with its own umbrella. it should for $300,000. you could buy more than 600 of them if you won the powerball. and we'll hear from robin leach, with more advice for those lucky winners in arizona and missouri. >> you could give a dinner party for 180 of your best friends every night for the rest of your life. you could rebuild the concorde and fly around the world, ten times a year, for the rest of your life. >> didn't seem too impressed by the umbrella. >> you just do what i do, and put the umbrella under the seat of the car. you could pay a lot less and buy, i don't know, 63 million umbrellas. >> it's true. does anybody need 600 of those cars? >> no. no. but it would be nice to dream about it. we're also going to turn to the latest of the dramatic scene in the courtroom from the murder of the valedictorian. really emotional video from
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inside the interrogation room. it was revealed to the jury. we're going to talk about demi moore. apparently love back in her life, perhaps. she's on the dating scene, reportedly. and a new flame, he's eight years younger than her ex, ashton kutcher. >> that's coming up. let's begin with a dramatic day in the trial of the michigan valedictorian charged with murdering his mom. for the first time, the video seen of the defendant being interviewed by police. john muller has the details. >> someone killed your mom. >> reporter: for the first time in his first-degree murder trial, jurors in the community that continues to stand behind him, heard from jeffrey pyne. >> did you do anything at all today to hurt your mom? >> no. no. >> reporter: pyne, a former high school valedictorian in 2008, stands accused of beating his mother, ruth, to death in the family's michigan garage in 2011. friends and neighbors refuse to
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believe he did it. prosecutors say he had a motive and opportunity. >> she got home from grocery shopping. and i helped her bring the groceries in. >> reporter: sitting in court wednesday, the 22-year-old showed little emotion. a stark contrast from the man jurors watched in this police interrogation video, shot hours after the murder. >> i'm having a hard enough time. >> reporter: in the tape, police can be seen checking pyne's body for signs of a struggle. >> can you take the bandages off your hands for us? >> reporter: officers also photographed injuries on his hand, blisters pyne said he got lifting wooden pallets at his job. >> i mean she's just -- she's always been a -- really nice lady. >> reporter: prosecutors suggest that was a lie. that ruth pyne had a history of mental illness and was often violent towards her children. in 2010, she was arrested and held in jail after attacking jeffrey. >> she just went manic, i guess -- it was a change. she wasn't depressed anymore. she just got crazy.
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>> reporter: but the day of her death, jeffrey pyne told investigators things had been getting better. >> no type of fight or argument? >> no, i didn't -- we didn't raise our -- we didn't argue today. >> reporter: this morning, jeffrey pyne maintains his innocence. and while jurors may have heard his story on this grainy tape, it's still not clear if he'll take the stand to tell them in person. for "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york. let's get more from our "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. that's a tough tape for jeffrey pyne. >> and a really important tape. we talked about the fact that this is a tough case for prosecutors. i think if the jurors come back with a conviction, it will somehow be connected to this tape. most important question or issue that comes up on this tape is the timing. remember, her body's found around 2:30. he says he leaves the house around 1:00 to 1:30. and prosecutors are trying to move that timeline back, back, back, to say, in essence, huh-uh. he hadn't left -- >> with another key witness.
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>> another key witness said, for example, his car was at the house at 1:40, but not at 2:10. so, his words become absolutely crucial, with regards to that timeline because if the jurors don't believe it, that could be a problem. >> he's gotten so much support from the community. been pretty sympathetic defendant. but you see on the tape, in a moment, he's not even asked how his mom died. >> and those -- that's one of those small details that certainly investigators focus on. and the question is going to be how much the jurors focus on that. you'll hear, certainly, in the closing argument, the prosecutor mentioned the fact that he never asked. and the question is going to be, do jurors say to themselves, huh? that's so hard to believe that he wouldn't want to ask that question? or do they say, he was under duress? he was nervous, et cetera. we can understand. but that's why every single world on this interrogation tape becomes so important. >> does this make it less likely we see him testify? >> i don't think there's a chance he's going to testify. this is one of the case where's the defense say they simply have not proved they're case beyond a reasonable doubt.
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>> okay, dan abrams, thanks very much. now, to a different kind of lottery story. explosive testimony in the florida murder trial of the woman accused of swindling a multimillion-dollar winner and then killing him. opening statements starting wednesday, followed by shocking, new details from the woman's ex-husband. abc's linsey davis is here with the very latest. linsey? >> reporter: good morning, amy. some damning testimony, from dee dee's ex-husband, about a hole he needed to dig with a backhoe. who said she needed to bury debris for construction. prosecutors say there was no body in that -- there was actually a body in that hole, not debris. for the second time in as many days, dee dee moore couldn't contain her tears, as she sat in this florida courtroom. moore's on trial for fatally shooting worker-turned-millionaire, abraham shakespeare. >> she took extreme, calculated steps to avoid detection. >> reporter: for more than an hour wednesday, prosecutors
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detailed what they call moored diabolical scheme to rob and then kill the 22-year-old, who she had a business relationship with. >> do you get tired of people asking you for money all the time? >> they don't take no for an answer. >> reporter: abraham shakespeare went from rags to riches in 2006, when he bought a quick pick ticket, winning millions. three years later, he had gone through most of it. prosecutors say, that's when he met dee dee moore. and she says he agreed to let her manager his money. >> six feet down, they find abraham shakespeare's remains. >> reporter: police say they found shakespeare's body in moore's back yard, covered in concrete in 2009. moore denies she had anything to do with his death. >> are you a murderer? >> no. >> reporter: but on wednesday, her former husband, james, took the stand. saying he dug that hole and then covered it up, at his wife's request. >> did you look in the hole? >> no, sir. >> reporter: moore sat quiet, writing notes on wednesday.
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a far cry from this, a day before, when the judge scolded her for using body language that could be communicating with jurors. >> they think i'm guilty. by sitting here looking down? >> ma'am. >> reporter: moore's attorneys argued that the case against their client is based only on circumstance, not hard facts. >> little or known direct evidence can prove this charge of murder. >> reporter: prosecutors say dee dee admitted to an undercover officer that she was going to pay him $50,000 over time to take the fall for the murder. that's what months after shakespeare's death, police say led them to his body, which they said had been shot twice in the chest with a .38 caliber pistol, belonging to moore. amy? >> a lot of evidence in that case. linsey, thanks so much. time for a check of the weather and sam champion. sam? >> we begin with pictures out of italy. what a rough storm season. since october, six tornadoes in italy. now, they get a few every year.
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but look at this powerful storm. and 38 people were injured in that tornado. just look at that. that looks like something that would come out of kansas. so, they're not that usual in italy, even though we've had a lot of them this season. look at the next storm system to line up on the west coast. now, this is northern california, into oregon. the worst winds. and this really starts later today, tonight, and through the day tomorrow. we'll see 60-mile-per-hour to 80-mile-per-hour winds in the red zone. not just that but an awful lot of rough surf. this upper-level low sits there. and all of the other storms keep on banging the coastline. so, we're talking about surf's up. way up, man. from 20-feet -- waves in southern california. so, l.a., san diego, san francisco, newport beach, ocean shores, showing up, all big waves along that. it's good for surfers. but bad for property owners. and all of your abc stations will walk you through the storms as they move through. west coast, start to push the warm air towards the east coast. by the time we get to saturday and sunday, the cold air you're feeling right now gets so mu ith
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>> i know. i kn >> i know. i know. i said -- i was going to say dude. i was going to say the surf's way up, dude. >> all that is -- >> cowabunga, sam. >> thank you, sam. coming up, demi's reported new flame, back in the dating game with a brand new boyfriend, igt years younger than her ex, ashton kutcher. ♪ [ girl ] dear santa... ♪ dear santa, i want a ballerina tutu, a pink bike, a unicorn night-light...
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♪ everybody talks everybody talks ♪ all right. we're back, now, at 7:43. superstar demi moore in the news this morning because she's back in the dating game. reportedly stepping out with a new love interest. the 26-year-old son of acclaimed artist and director, julian
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schnabel. george in schnabel. paula faris has the story. >> reporter: 50-year-old demi moore is reportedly back on the dating scene with a man almost half her age. one year after her very public breakup with 34-year-old husband ashton kutcher. her new beau, 26-year-old new york art dealer, vito schnabel, seen in this video speaking about his work. >> i put on different shows depending on the artist i'm showing. >> reporter: sources tell "people" magazine, the pair seemed quite cozy at a party earlier in month. >> they were seen sort of cuddling and dancing, very closely, grinding if you will. >> reporter: schnabel is the son of painter and academy award-winning director julian schnabel. he's also just two years older than moore's eldest daughter, rumer willis. and get this. a whole eight years younger than demi's soon-to-be ex-husband.
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>> i understand you're going through a tough divorce. >> it's tough for me. she's breezing through it with naked faceless people. >> reporter: the "two and a half men" star, moved on with his former "that '70s show" co-star, mila kunis. just months after he and moore called it quit. >> demi went into a tailspin after her split from ashton. she lost weight. copious amounts. and there was the trip to the hospital. this is a good thing she's been moving on. >> reporter: those who know him says schnabel is mature for his age. he's no stranger to beautiful, older women. he's been linked to 35-year-old actress liv tyler and supermodel elle macpherson, more than 23 years his senior. but right now, it appears schnabel is looking for more. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. and coming up, spanx. now part of your life for every part of your body. how they can help shape you up for the holidays. sam, there's a spanx for everybody. a spanx for every part. >> i'm wearing it right now. >> oh, good.
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on power ball. lottery officials meeted to to -- meet today. two winning tickets were drawn from last night's jacket in arizona and missouri. meteorologist lisa argen has our forecast women upper 50s, brezzy south winds showers in the north bay from kelseyville to cobb mountain light showers east bay, increase throughout the afternoon 60s second storm system bringing heavy rain tonight into friday. still a problem northbound 880 earlier stall big rig gone still traffic remaining. westbound 580 before north livermore accident blocking right lane. slow north 680 at al costa,
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[ cheers and applause ] everyone getting in the spirit down in times square this morning. josh fans, right out there. a very chilly morning. chilly thursday morning here in times square.
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good morning, america. good morning to robin roberts. >> oh. >> good morning. >> josh -- i don't know. i just said hi to robin. amy is here. robin, i really wish you were here for this right now. we're about to turn the camera -- >> we should warn america. >> there is scottie, our stage manager. he's looking a little trim this morning. he has a secret weapon on. what is that secret weapon? that's spanx for men. that's what he's wearing. it's working for you, scottie. we'll have a whole story on spanx opening up new stores. >> can we unsee that? >> scottie, you look great. >> you look fantastic, scottie. >> oh, yes. >> you are a concept of fantastic. also coming up, is jessica simpson expecting again, so soon after baby maxwell? reports that baby number two is on the way.
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so, what does it mean for her megadeal with weight watchers? and we have great "deals & steals" that won't break the bank. great gift ideas with plenty of holiday cheer built-in. can't wait for that. we have much more this morning. you've asked for it. our morning exclusive interview with brad pitt, about his thrilling role in a brand-new movie, in "killing them softly." and what does he say about the chanel ads? we're going to begin with a big mystery this morning. who is holding the two winning tickets from last night's record $587 million powerball jackpot? we know this. they were sold in missouri and in arizona. abc's steve osunsami, not a winner, there when the numbers were drawn last night. he's at powerball headquarters in florida. good morning to you, steve. >> reporter: good morning, josh. assuming that these two winners take the cash payout, this will be a $192.5 million payday for
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each of these winners. quite comfortable living. missouri and arizona lottery officials plan to hold a news conference later today, where they will hopefully share more about where the tickets were sold. they were expecting multiple winners this drawing because these are what they call birthday numbers, numbers under 31. as in 31 calendar days in a month. if no one had matched all six numbers, this would have become a $1 billion jackpot by some estimates. some advice for the winners from lottery officials. first, immediately turn over the back of that ticket and sign it. also, hire, not just an accountant, but also a lawyer. josh, they say you'll need that lawyer to tell everyone no. >> they can certainly afford it. steve osunsami in florida. thank you for that. for those of us not lucky enough to win the powerball, attention, now, turns to washington, where negotiations are beginning in earnest, to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff by year's end.
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conservative congressman, tom cole of oklahoma, came out yesterday in support of president obama's plan to keep middle-class tax cuts on the books. saying tax breaks for the wealthy could be negotiated later. but house speaker john boehner disagrees. saying, that would hurt the economy. if you know someone looking for a job, perhaps have them pick up a hammer and tool set. a new report says the construction industry lost nearly 2 million workers during the recession. but now that the housing industry is starting to bounce back, a few of the workers have returned. "usa today" reporting, texas, arizona, iowa, florida, are especially in need of such workers. we're just getting new video of actress lindsay lohan, covering her face with a jacket after being arrested in new york. she's accused of punching a woman in a nightclub. she faces third-degree assault charges. amanda knox is telling her story in a new memoir, more than a year after an italian court overturned her conviction for the murder of her roommate. the book, "waiting to the
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heard," is due out in april, stemming from a deal reportedly worth some $4 million. knox talks about her harrowing ordeal, suffering in prison for more than four years while awaiting trial. here's diane sawyer, with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> hey, josh. good morning to you and everyone at "gma." a consolation for not winning the lottery last night. double-check your ticket because a lot of people win and don't know it. and $800 million goes every year never claimed. and tonight, on "world news," we'll tell you how to see if it's yours. >> thank you, diane. finally, just want to share this with you, especially evening sam, lara and i had. such an honor. we attended the annual gala of the christopher and dana reeve foundation. it works to cure spinal cord injury. some 6 million americans are in need of help. we had a wonderful time, as we opened the festivities, very near and dear to our hearts. will reeve spent some time with us here this summer.
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close to the family. and here's to everybody. it was a magical evening, indeed. and what a pleasure to be a part of it. >> they've done a lot of good work. >> a lot of great work. it was truly an honor. "pop news" time, lara. and i see, gary, our elf over your shoulder. we'll do everything we can to avoid his wrath today because he does have his power. >> he has his name. he has the magic. we want to be sure everybody knows we were talking about him before he had his magic. we had not yet adopted him or named him. we have, now, according to the legend of the elf on a shelf, you -- the elf does not have magic until you adopt him and name him. and then, you cannot move him. you cannot touch him. we were talking about touching him and moving him. that's before. >> scottie, stay away. >> nobody, touch gary. he has his magic. and he's watching very, very closely. everybody -- >> so, the elf has a name, now. so, don't touch him. >> we have adopted him. we've named him gary, the "good morning america" elf.
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and hands off. >> now that gary has an identity and has been adopted, every night he goes back to the north pole. and he will tell if anyone has been naughty or nice. and then, he comes back every morning to a different location. >> that's right. so, all of us need to be on our best ps and qs. >> gary's watching. >> yes. in other "pop news" this morning, let's keep in the holiday theme, shall we? the white house holiday decorations, wow. just made us smile. they were unveiled yesterday by first lady michelle obama. they included a massive gingerbread replica of the white house. >> that's gorgeous. >> complete, with an oversized version of bo. and bo is a recuring theme this year. there's also a massive life-sized replica of bo, with a string of lights hanging out of his mouth. i don't know if that's indicative of bo's personality. and there were 40 bo-flake ornaments all over the white house, hidden.
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i guess we don't have pictures of them. but trust me. they're adorable. and the first dog himself made an appearance at the festivities and quickly, became, of course, the center of attention. it is officially holiday time, once we see those decorations. finally, everybody, more good news. seattle's woodland park zoo has its own holiday miracle. four newborn baby lion cubs. twice as nice because the typical litter is two cubs. the 3-week-olds just passed their first medical exams with flying colors. and there's two girls and two boys. not named yet. and we can't visit just yet. they're too little. that's "pop news." we have a pop quiz for everybody. we asked, how much is this? do we have it? this is the day that i just don't mind my job. i have this in my hands. you're looking at it right there. how much is this stunning 6.5 carat pink diamond worth? it comes with its own security guard. we will reveal all just ahead,
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when we come back. sam -- can i hold this while you do weather? >> is she allowed to put that on? he says yes. >> and, sam, i will. >> somebody in missouri or arizona can buy this. >> it doesn't fit. it's like the glass slipper. >> maybe it fits mine. >> let's be careful. >> oh, look. >> oh. >> it looks really great. pony up, pal. >> that's the pop quiz. >> i can't wait to hear about it. we're going to start with some pictures, as we hear a little rihanna. pictures of atlanta, by the way. it may be a chilly morning in atlanta. we have some cool air. atlanta's temperatures come up on the east coast. we want to highlight you're so dry right now, atlanta. you need some rain. you're more than a foot below normal in your rain. we've been looking at the gauges now. it's a dry, dry, dry time in the deep south. you need a good hit of rain. not getting it today. 37 degrees. 29 in jacksonville. new orleans comes in, good morning, new orleans, at about
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46 degrees. this storm system and these storm systems in the northwest, we've been talking about all the rain. but above 7,000 feet, it's an awful lot of snow. and there will even be some avalanche problems. this is feet and feet and feet of snow. but it's high, high, high elevation snow. again, atlanta, 59 degrees for a high temperature today. it warms up nicely by afternoon. dallas is at 70. that's the weather around the nation.
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>> more of america's weather coming up in the next half hour, of course. lara, back to you. >> thanks, sam. we're going to get right to our "good morning america" "morning menu." is jessica simpson really pregnant again? and what does it mean for her big weight watcher's contract? we'll talk about that. and victoria's secret about to get some shapely competition. you saw scottie. i mean, we're still trying to get over that. we're going inside spanx brand-new stores. and holiday "deals & steals" just for you. plus, this is just for you. our interview with brad pitt. all that and more coming up on "gma," live in times square. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete.
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research foundation founded by evelyn. she is donating the proceeds to a great cause. >> whoever won powerball. >> what a great feeling. >> look at it. it's for a very good cause. >> also for a great cause. >> i'm afraid to touch it. >> i know. can't have any other jewelry. we're going to turn to the new jessica simpson headlines. "us weekly" reporting that the star is pregnant again, just seven months after giving birth to her first daughter. no confirmation from jessica. but if she is expecting again, what will it mean for the megadeal with weight watchers? >> reporter: she's the proudest momma on the block. jessica simpson tweeting this over thanksgiving. saying, i am so grateful for my new, little family. and now, "us weekly" claims simpson has another reason to be
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thankful. a second bundle of joy might be on the way for the fashion mogul. >> it is definitely not a planned pregnancy. she and eric are so excited. she loves being a mom. >> reporter: while simpson won't comment on the report to "us weekly" or abc news, this proposed pregnancy has created a media firestorm. the 32-year-old weight watchers spokesperson had reportedly shed 70 pounds she had packed on during her highly-publicized pregnancy. recently showing off her staggering transformation. >> weight watchers doesn't have a comment. but she'll be able to carry this through her pregnancy. >> reporter: while simpson's weight might be of little concern. experts say there's real worry when it comes to having babies quickly, one after another. >> there are increased risk to the mom and the baby. increased risk of preterm birth. growth restrictions for the baby. >> reporter: and she would
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hardly be the first celebrity to have back-to-back babies in hollywood. tori spelling gave birth 11 months after delivering her daughter. and britney spears had james after preston. whether simpson is or is not pregnant, she's a doting mom. >> i think the pride of my life is maxwell. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> so much fun to have jessica here back in september. great to see this news, if it's true. wait for the confirmation. either way, we wish jessica and her family the very best. >> absolutely. now, we're making a shift because we're talking about big news here. spanx. a new generation for the shapewear line that so many of us know so well. the company just opened the first spanx stores. and we got the skinny -- ding -- on the hottest, new products. abc's juju chang has the story. >> put on a pair of spanx.
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it's the holy grail. >> reporter: it's the go-to undergarment for skin-tight award show glitterfests. >> spanx. >> you have got to wear spanx. show them. >> spanx takes care of those five pounds. the really stubborn five pounds. >> reporter: sara blakely is the mastermind behind those shapely behinds. now, she's busting spanx out of the lingerie department. and launching her first series of retail stores. like this one near philadelphia, offering their unique brand of real-life photoshopping for real women. >> this is our activewear, which i'm excited about. >> reporter: women live in their workout clothes. >> they do. >> reporter: you might as well look good in them. >> this is a tummy tamer hidden in the garment. >> reporter: the stores are enshined to shapely curve all women dream of. and spanx isn't stopping at the
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problem areas at your hips. they're moving into enemy territory. think spanx for cleavage. blakeley gave us a very personal tour. >> i'm wearing one now. it's becoming one of my favorite products. we had to name it that because it was so comfortable. >> reporter: it's amazing. >> and it's hooks, wires, clasps-free. it's airport friendly. >> reporter: how often does a billionaire founder help out in the dressing room? >> ta-da. she has great shape and lift. it's smoother on the sides than it was. >> reporter: mary was shopping for a better bra after breast surgery. >> i'm looking for something that doesn't have a clasp in the back. and isn't going to dig into my shoulders. >> how do you feel? >> i feel very comfortable. >> can you turn around and show us how we have no bra lines? see, nice and smooth. >> reporter: blakeley says they never test market for expanding
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their product line. they simply listen to their customers. >> we kept having women e-mailing us, saying i want to wear spanx to the beach. and we can't do tan lines. we will make swimsuits. >> reporter: now, men are getting spanx, too. with physique-improving undershirts, discreetly available only online. >> i saw an opportunity after talking to my brother, my dad, and my husband. why don't we make a men's undershirt. give them a cleaner look under their suits? >> i'm wearing spanx, right now. i can tell you that. >> and the underwear is spanx. >> they do something for you down there. >> there's something intimate about it. like a girlfriend's secret. >> there is. i get so many great, you know, people flash me at parties and airports. everywhere i go, i'm getting flashed. >> reporter: most women just hate their flaws. and they bemoan their saddle bags. but you're reported as saying your saddle bags launched an
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empire. >> they did. i'm grateful for my secellulite. >> you can see more of juju's report tonight on "nightline." it's time to grab a pen and get big "deals & steals." tory johnson has gifts here that won't break the bank this holiday season. the deals are just while supplies last. go to goodmorningamerica.com for all of the promo codes and links you need to get the bargains. and we begin. >> we have our own vanna white over here to do the deed. canvas top. this is a new design they're debuting for "good morning america." you can take up to 20 photos. we made one here, a contribute to robin. that's my "gma" moments. all my favorite moments there. and you get to pick 20 photos you can upload from your computer, facebook, instagram.
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anywhere you have them. aren't they fabulous? you can see it online. normally, $100. slashed in half for our deal, 50 bucks. ready to hang. >> great decor for your home. soriel handbags. and check out the inside liner. how fun is that? the liner matches the bags. in a variety of colors. gorgeous ones you see here. normally, $110. you'll start seeing these in stores now. slashed by 65%. 39 bucks. sam is waiting down there. he's not going to say why. >> these are fabulous and so lightweight. >> that's a great christmas gift. >> okay. may books. >> you love may books. >> they're debuting for the first time, may notes. i helped denise here. she's the girl who controls our time. when we do nice things for her, she gives us a lot of time.
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>> i like the one for robin we made. wouldn't that be great wallpaper? >> you can use monograms, full names, personalized gifts. amazing. regularly, $12 to $30, depending on what you choose. starting at just $6. unbelievable gifts. >> i got these for everybody's stockings last year. i can't recommend enough. >> little me. preemie to 24 months. gorgeous clothing. it's everything like baby's first christmas. look how cute this is. >> oh, my gosh. >> that is edible. >> little reindeer. look at the back of this, for kids. the whole website for little me, is part of the discount. they have the most gorgeous stuff. isn't that cute? $15 to $48. for "gma" viewers, slashed by 50%. you'll start getting gifts at $7.50. >> at that age. >> i know. seriously. >> i know. >> can't we get that in sarina's
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size? >> you know what will make you feel better, josh? here we go. step back, right? so, omaha steaks. you have to admit, you've cheated. you've had some of it. and you said you loved it. you're having the steak first. that's -- there's two different huge sets you can choose from as part of the deals. there's fillet, sirloin. and apple tartlets or this chocolate molten lava cake. in each of the packages, you get a $20 gift card, with it, as well. the whole package, ranges from -- $177 to $183. check this out. all of these deals, for "gma" viewers, $40 only. and this is just a small sampling of it. you give a thumbs up? >> yes. >> food as a gift. >> it's an amazing gift.
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$40. i want to mention we have exclusive deals you will only find at goodmorningamerica.com. i'm doing your job so you can eat. >> thank you. >> goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! also, can we get a time machine so all of our little kids can fit these again? thank you to all of the companies who provided. coming up, more from brad pitt. go nowhere. good morning i'm can is. palo alto -- i'm kristen sze. palo alto police continue to search for an intruder who broke into a woman's apartment this morning while she slept. she screamed after she woke up and spotted the intruder he
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got in by forcing open the front door there was a brief struggle before he ran away. she was not hurt. officers search the area with a k-9 unit. >> let's see how your morning commute is going. >> jammed at the bay bridge stall incline section metering lights on stopped inching along back into the macarthur maze carpool if you can those are the cars that are whizzing5 by. westbound 580 before north livermore that accident cleared, new accident at portola accident 680 al costa in san ramon that cleared. south 101 san antonio road cleared but jammed from marsh road. meteorologist lisa argen checks out the showers in the
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good morning mild gusty winds along our coast near 60° in many locations, subtropical moisture add head of this next system is a slow mover, today ♪ it's buddy the elf it's the story of ♪ ♪ buddy the elf ♪ i love that story i love that story ♪ ♪ that's the story of buddy the elf ♪ there they are, the cast of
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"elf" the musical. helping us get in the holiday spirit here in times square. good morning, everyone. hello to robin roberts at home. great to have amy robach here. we're going to talk to wayne knight. you know him as his role as newman on "seinfeld." and now, he's in "elf." and we have one of the biggest superstars on the planet. who am i talking about? brad pitt. we have the scoop on his new action thriller, "killing them softly." >> and coldly. it is cold out here. also, pop star, selena gomez, this is fantastic. made one little girl's dream come true. nobody deserved it more than this little lady. stick around for it. great surprise. it was awesome. >> fantastic story. after we give josh a coat, it's part of our macy's believe campaign. and great to have elizabeth vargas here.
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you got him to open up about everything. we're going to hear about the chanel ads, which josh really loved. >> yes. he leads this amazingly talented cast in this new movie. james gandolfini, you just saw a moment ago. we have our chat. we talked about this new movie "killing them softly." he plays a brutally efficient, but squeamish mob hit man. and on the eve of the christmas holiday, we shared a laugh about the chanel ads and took a walk down memory lane. actor, producer, philanthropist and fourth of six, brad pitt is here to talk about his new film, "killing them softly." it opens this friday. good morning. good to have you here. >> good morning. how are you? >> i want to read you something a critic from "the guardian" wrote that hit it. this is an ensemble of middle management mobster incompetence. a world of weary hit guys, complaining of having to clean up the mess for far less money than they'd hoped for. >> that's pretty good. i like that.
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>> you are brutally efficient at your job. but you don't like feelings. let's look at a clip here. >> ever killed anyone? >> no. >> you get touchy-feely. >> touchy-feely? >> emotional. they cry. they beg. they plead. they call for their mothers. it's embarrassing. i like to kill them softly. >> it's business, you know? they're nice guys. you know, they're nice guys. they've been really -- you know, they're not bad people. they just stepped out of line. they went against the rules. and they have to be fired. >> it's a violent movie. >> it doesn't hold back on the violence. but it's not, like, you know, there's three deaths in the whole thing. >> but it's also funny. >> i think so. >> how would you characterize this? would you call it a black comedy? >> there's some black humor in it. but i consider it an intelligent drama.
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with a few dark laughs in there. >> a guy told me you come in here a lot around this time of day. so, i came in. >> i don't know who you are. >> very few guys do. >> you handled a gun pretty well in this. >> well, you know, i'm no stranger to guns. we grew up with them. it's kind of a rite of passage in the ozarks. >> in the ozarks. i spent a lot of time in the ozarks. >> is that right? >> you and i were both at the university of missouri at the same time. >> that is correct. >> i did my homework. and i dug up a couple pictures of you and me. >> really? >> let's show brad a picture of himself in college. there you are. >> oh, man. yeah. the '80s were hard on a lot of us. >> this is a picture of me. i'm rockin' the bow blouse. and the rita kalow unibrow.
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we can lose that now. >> what's going on here? >> it's a bow blouse. don't you remember -- okay. we can lose the photo now, guys. it's a little scary, looking back at those '80s photos. >> you know, both our hair cuts are -- two inches longer than they were. >> is that scary or what? now, i have to ask you. did you see the "snl" send up on your chanel commercial? >> no. i hear it's good. >> it's funny. >> dreams take over. and the dreams, wake up and smile at reality. i'm sorry. is there really no script? >> do you have a sense of humor about the whole thing? >> it's fair play. it's all fair. we did -- i did press all day yesterday. and i was getting crushed. >> you were? >> crushed. >> why? what were they saying? >> just that. it's the -- a hot topic. >> you're designing furniture now? >> just for a lark. over the last 20 years, i played around with it. when my mind's heavy or i'm distracted. >> like designing? drawing?
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doodling? >> yeah. and decided to get serious about it a few years ago with a friend of mine. and tried some things out. >> and harrison ford, he was a carpenter. >> i think he crafts them himself. i'm not -- i pay somebody. >> you're not the building guy? you're not out there with the hammer? >> i'd like to. >> all right. well, brad pitt, happy holidays. what are you going to do for christmas? >> we don't know yet. we'll figure that out when we finish up work next week. >> so, you can take some time off? good luck to you. >> okay. thank you. >> and happy holidays. >> okay. >> pitt told me he and angelina spend most of their time at the base camp in france. probably will spend christmas there. by the way, he speaks no french. his kids do speak it fluently, he says. he's limited to, mai oui, which means, but yes. they tried it in "killing it softly."
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it's such an iconic song. it didn't work in the movie. they did give it a shot. the movie, by the way, opens on friday. and he is really phenomenal in it. >> can't wait to see it. thanks very much. let's get the weather from sam. >> mai oui. we're here with the weather. tell me your names. >> i'm tracy from windham, new york. >> not only did you make a great sign for "gma." but look at this. just so i can know, that's the sunshine. when i see these elements, i know. there's a tornado there. a little snow. i'm prepared. i'm prepared. so, i can show you the boards and describe accurately what you're about to see. let's get to the boards. we're going to tell you what it looks like in texas this morning. we'll show you because your twitter and facebook pictures are right on time. you send them every morning. and on the big island of hawaii, just a little bit of a moon over the mountains there. here's a look at what the western storms, this is the second in a series of three, will do in the next 48 hours. that's heavy rain in northern california and southern oregon. and some strong winds will go along with it. quick look at the big boards so you know what's in your forecast
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for the day. and you can get a more detailed version from your local abc stations. coming up on "gma," so much ahead. including, how selena gomez made one little girl's dream come true. but first, more of our newsmaker series in partnership with yahoo! and edward jones. today, we're going to hear from peter earnest, the executive director of the international spy museum. >> bond. james bond. >> our exhibit is called exquisitely evil, 50 years of bond villains. we're looking at bond through the lens of the villains because bond stays bond. ian fleming wrote these books on the island of jamaica, in his
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home he called golden eye. and so, you see featured in many films, underwater lairs, where you can see through the windows, sharks going by. and as you walk through right here -- >> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> and you walk through here, you are actually -- >> you're attacked by sharks. >> see them on both sides. yeah.
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we are so excited about our macy's believe campaign. for every stamped letter to santa in a macy's mailbox, they will donate $1 to make-a-wish, up to $1 million. and right now, we're going to show how those donations go to make very special wishes coming true. starting with one little girl's dream, to meet one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, selena gomez. to an unknowing eye, frehley gilmore looks like a typical girl. >> she has so many good qualities. so warm, so caring. he is the one friend that will give the hug when the other friends are being mean. >> reporter: she's the catcher on her softball team. loves hanging out with her
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friends. and playing with her guinea pig, toby. >> she's been totally normal since birth until last year. she had no issues. we had never had her in the hospital, ever. >> reporter: but last february, after complaining of headaches and stomachaches, frehley's family brought her to the doctor. and they found a tumor in her brain. fortunately, they were able to remove it entirely. >> she's amazing. she's like a little rock. and that's what kept us all together. >> reporter: frehley is part of the make-a-wish program. and her wish? >> i wish to meet salena gomez because she's awesome. >> reporter: she thinks she and her family came to new york to talk to "gma" about make-a-wish and have some ice cream at the serendipity restaurant. what was it like? was it scary? did you just want them to do it? what was it like? >> it wasn't scary.
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it was just good to get done with it. >> reporter: yeah. >> from the moment this all started, she's just been fearless. >> reporter: have you had a frozen chocolate yet here? >> no. >> reporter: oh, they're so good. we made some small talk while we waited for our desserts to arrive. what do you do with a guinea pig? i never got to have one. >> they don't do much. he just sits on my lap. >> reporter: but who was waiting downstairs was a much bigger surprise. what did you say your wish was? >> to meet selena gomez? >> reporter: to meet who? >> selena gomez. >> reporter: what if i said i could make that wish come true, right now? >> hi. >> hi. >> what's your name? >> frehley. >> nice to meet you, frehley. have you been having fun? >> yeah. >> thank you for letting me come meet you. >> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: guess what has arrived. >> this is for everyone? >> this is for us?
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>> reporter: what's it like for you, to know, just by showing up, and smiling, and saying hello, you can make such a big difference in somebody's life? >> it's probably one of my favorite things that i get to do for my job. i'm selena. >> makes me happy she's just coming out. i feel like i'm not doing enough. >> such a cutie. and so deserving. and thanks to selena for that. it's time to look at how many letters have been collected. drumroll. okay. thanks for the drumroll. 345,709. and please, remember, won't you? keep dropping the letters to santa in the macy's mailboxes and help more wishes come true. wishes like frehley's. and to learn more, go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! coming up, wayne knight telling us all about playing the one, the only, santa. broadway's musical hit "elf," the musical.
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welcome back. we are now getting a sneak peek, if you will, at the show that's bringing plenty of holiday cheer to broadway. our friends from "elf" the musical, stopped by to help us get in the spirit. and we're happy to have wayne knight, everybody. he plays the big guy himself. and the musical is playing at the hirschfeld theater in new york, through january 6th.
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welcome. >> thank you. what do you mean, the big guy? >> it's the best holiday story ever. and anyone who puts on the suit and plays the role of santa, those are big shoes to fill. are you aware of the weighty responsibility? >> it's not that dissimilar from my previous role. i carry a big bag around and give people things. >> oh, newman. very, very funny. but the character in "elf," the main character, if you've seen the movie, we all know. he has a bit of an identity crisis. >> yes. >> how do you bring that to life on stage? >> well, if you've been raised by elves, and you're a human being, there's a duality in your life that really needs to play out on the stage. >> well, we need to see a little snippet, everybody. we've got a little scene here? >> yes. here, the story is, that buddy, who has been raised by elves, is actually human. and he's got a human birth father, who is now working for a
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children's publishing company. and he has to pitch the best idea possible for a children's book. and buddy has it. his story, the story of buddy, the elf. >> here we go, everybody. ♪ page one back from his ride ♪ ♪ santa gathers his elves he gathers his elves ♪ ♪ and they quickly decide they'll raise a baby themselves ♪ ♪ the north pole isn't made for humans, though ♪ ♪ and soon, he begins to grow so tall ♪ ♪ and he learns he's human after all ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's the story of it's time to say what i think of myself ♪
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♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ page two his father's at work ♪ ♪ when buddy walks through the door ♪ ♪ his dad is sort of a jerk ♪ ♪ and buddy's banned from the floor ♪ ♪ his father's not prepared to be a dad ♪ ♪ to a son he never knew he had ♪ ♪ but soon he'll be forced to change his tune ♪ ♪ he'll be forced to change his tune ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's kind of brilliant if he says so himself ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ and maybe buddy helps his dad ♪ ♪ in a setting much like this ♪ ♪ and maybe his father learns a son ♪ ♪ is something he can't dismiss ♪ ♪ they might learn that
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they need each other ♪ ♪ much more than they know ♪ ♪ maybe the point of the story is ♪ ♪ it's never too late to grow ♪ ♪ it's never too late to grow ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's the story of the book that's ♪ ♪ flying off the shelf ♪ ♪ off the shelf it's the story of ♪ ♪ buddy the elf ♪ i love it i love it, i do ♪ ♪ i love that story i love that story ♪ ♪ he loves that story loves that story ♪ ♪ loves that story he loves that story ♪ ♪ loves that story loves that story ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's the story and hand that
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book flying off the shelf ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ hand that book right off the shelf ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ it's the story of buddy the elf ♪ ♪ i love that story love that story ♪ ♪ love that story ♪ that's the story of buddy the elf ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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big thank you, one more big thank you. i'm all screwed up this morning. to the whole cast from "elf," the musical. stay tuned tomorrow. we have a big collaboration, neiman marcus and target getting together. lots of great deals. you're not going to want to miss this. sam? >> bye, everybody.
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good morning i'm kristen sze. the bay area is bracing for another round of rain and wind this time expect today to be stronger and last longer. it is far away on the north coast now ahead of the
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system we have a high surf advisory, breezy winds temperatures mild. we'll be looking for scattered showers today, not until probably after the commute into the overnight hours that we get too the heavy rain through tomorrow morning. temperatures today mild, 65 in oakland, rainy through the weekend. couple of earlier stalls at the bay bridge toll has cars inching along, 10 minute delay behind toll plaza, southbound 88 oman hugh expressway accident clearing, 880 southbound in the maze accident there too. announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, star of the comedy "the middle," patricia heaton. and from the drama "last resort," scott speedman. plus, the perfect present for your perfect guy. as we continue "live's" holiday gift guide. all next on the emmy-award winning "live.

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